Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Monday, 28 March 2011 04:43
I have recently discovered a short piece of video footage of one of my all time heroes Sylvan "Buckskin Bill" Hart on youtube. It is 5 minutes of sheer magic!
One of the very first articles I wrote for the Badger Bushcraft Blog was:-
"The Last of the Mountain Men" - ‘The true story of a living American legend – Sylvan Hart – who has lived alone for 35 years on Five Mile Bar, beside the River of No Return in the Idaho Rockies’ Click here to read
I was delighted to have found a short clip of Sylvan Hart on youtube and thought I would share it here on our blog.
The book "Last of the Mountain Men" has remained a firm favourite of mine since the chance discovery in a "job lot" of second hand books.
Back in November 2010 I wrote of Sylvan Hart:-
"I devoured the book over the course of several evenings often flicking back and forth to the fourteen or so black and white pictures contained in the books centre. Hart, otherwise known as Buckskin or Buckskin Bill, was obviously a very capable and talented man in so many different ways - able to produce his own firearms, knives, tools, clothing and food he was exceptionally self sufficient."
I really hope you enjoy this short piece of video and perhaps, like me, you will find the lives of these amazing mountain men and woman truely inspiring!